Bryan Hutchison, Interior Landscape (Detail)
Visual Arts Fellowship
Each year, two $10,000 fellowships are awarded to individual visual artists to acknowledge their artistic excellence and encourage their careers. Artists practicing in a variety of media – such as painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, craft, and new genres – are eligible. Fellowship awards do not require matching funds.
In light of the challenging times we are experiencing, the 2020 Visual Arts Fellowship will be $5,0000 and awarded to four exceptional Utah artists.
Applying artists must demonstrate professionalism in their practice through quality images and documentation. Artists must be Utah residents not enrolled in a degree or certificate-granting program. Applications for 2021 will open in January.
Find helpful tips for a successful application HERE.
Alba is a self-taught artist and descendant of Mexican migrant workers, Alba's large scale paintings and drawings evoke an emotional response while still maintaining relevant commentary on contemporary politics and society. Alba recently finished an Artist-In-Residence at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art and is currently the artist in residence at Modern West Fine Art. Alba has exhibited work throughout the Pacific Northwest and Salt Lake City where he was born, raised, and currently resides.
Jane Christensen works across media including painting and photo. She reflects on the creation of literal and metaphorical spaces, and how we relate to our environment. Her work has been featured by Aint-Bad and Humble Arts Foundation. In 2017, Jane received her BFA from Brigham Young University.
Bryan Hutchison currently lives and works in Provo Utah. He received his BFA from Brigham Young University (2013) and his MFA from Pratt Institute (2015). His work spans various mediums and formats including photography, installation, sculpture, sound and video. Since 2015 Bryan has been teaching as an adjunct faculty for local universities.
Molly Morin is an artist working at the intersection of digital and analog practices. Prior to joining the faculty at Weber State University, she taught as adjunct faculty at Clemson University and Tri-county Technical College, as a Visiting Assistant professor at The University of Notre Dame, and as an Assistant Professor at Millsaps College in Jackson, MS. She has been awarded numerous grants and has lectured at venues including the Notre Dame Alumni Sculpture Symposium (2014) and the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts (2013).
She makes material representations of information through generative drawing, soft sculpture, and digital fabrication. Through her creative practice, she develops critical and poetic approaches to making art with digital tools. Her projects set out to challenge assumed hierarchies, question our faith in data, and discover new means of making across traditional technical and disciplinary boundaries. She is currently preparing for a forthcoming exhibition at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art and an invited lecture at the National Academy of Science.
Natasha L. Logan, Deputy Director - Creative Time
“It was an honor to serve as juror for the Visual Arts Fellowship, and I appreciated the opportunity to get to know the state through the issues, landscapes, and identities introduced through the artwork I saw. It was no small feat to select four artists from the broad range of truly compelling work, which included photography, design, sculpture, and conceptual works exploring issues ranging from faith, sexual identity, family myths and narratives, to climate justice and migration.”
Natasha L. Logan is the Deputy Director at Creative Time. Since joining the team in 2016, she has held numerous roles including Project Manager to Director of Programming. Since then, she has contributed to several recent large-scale exhibitions, including Duke Riley’s Fly by Night (2016), Pedro Reyes’ Doomocracy (2016), Sophie Calle’s Here Lie the Secrets… (2017), Pledges of Allegiance (2018), and Phil Collins’ Bring Down the Walls (2018).
Before working at Creative Time, Natasha worked alongside respected artists across film, fine art, and interactive technology. She led Hank Willis Thomas’s studio and collaborative initiatives. She managed ongoing projects including Question Bridge and In Search of The Truth (The Truth Booth), as well as national commissions.
From 2007-2011, Natasha served as the Assistant Director of Career Development at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where she met and advised hundreds of emerging artists between NYC and Los Angeles.Creative Time is a public arts organization that works with artists to contribute to the dialogues, debates, and dreams of our times.
Jane Christensen, Wave Sequence
Fellowship Video Profiles
In partnership with “Artists of Utah-15 Bytes,” we have produce short artist profiles of the recipients as part of the award. Please see the links below to some of the videos we’ve produced of our recent fellowship recipients.
- Pam Bowman 2016, Provo
- David Brothers 2016, Salt Lake City
- Hyunmee Lee 2015, Highland
- Wendy Wischer 2014, Salt Lake City
- David Wolske 2014, Salt Lake City
- Mark Finch Hedengren 2013, Provo
- Christopher M. Gauthiér 2013, Logan
- James Charles 2012, Salt Lake City
- Jared Clark 2012, Salt Lake City
- Al Denyer 2011, Salt Lake City
- Kathy Puzey 2011, Logan
- Jan Andrews 2010, Salt Lake City
- Joseph Ostraff 2010, Provo